Of course Republicans are mad this week, they’ve had a hard one. First Confederate flags are dropping like, well, confederate bikini tops in the front row of a Blake Shelton concert, all over the South. (by the way mad props to Bree Newsome who climbed the pole at the S.C. statehouse and took the flag down this morning, totally worth getting arrested for! That is civil disobedience done right!) Obamacare is upheld again, and gay marriage is the law of the land. I am sure it seems to them that the world just keeps changing and leaving them behind. But this only because the world is changing and they are being left behind. I was actually told this week that removing the confederate flags from the South was just the first step in erasing history would lead to book burnings and finally the extermination of white the race in the south. I responded to this only way one could–by point and laughing.
Is there EVER a situation so bad, so fucked up, that a comment from some jack off in the NRA can’t make it infinitely worse? It doesn’t matter how high the body count, how horrible the crime, how young the victims, someone will say something so hideous that in a decently run universe we would brick their yap holes shut and shove them off the deck of a fishing boat in the Marianas Trench. Free speech is a double edged sword, I get that, and Charles L Cotton has every RIGHT to say something so profoundly heartless and supremely idiotic, and we should have the right to line up and take turn nut punching him.
Still, back in the 90’s college campus began to reverse centuries of white male dominance by including women and minority voices in the community. A proximal effect of this was a grave concern for the words people used and how they impacted the community. This was a laudable goal, and was largely considered a laughing stock by everyone outside the university setting. I remember feeling an intense pressure to monitor my language, meanwhile I was still as free to ACT as much an asshole as ever. This was the status quo for what 25 years? I suspect it still is, based on recent episodes of frat boys singing lynching songs and that date rape is still pretty much OK on campus so long as you don’t talk about it.
Well, to listen to a lot of men, speaking to other men, it’s the same shit as spewed out of Hunt: they’re emotional, they’re distracting, they go off and have other men’s babies, not yours. Oh yeah, let’s cut through that particular line of bovine fecal matter right now: a huge swathe of men in tech are still harboring those same old grudges they carried through school: “Why won’t women like ME!”
Let the English major break it down for you guys with a metaphor you can understand. If the piece hardware you are working with fails to work on multiple systems, are you going to assume all those different systems are the problem? No, you are will correctly summarize your unit is faulty. If YOU consistently fail to install with multiple different women, are the women the problem? Right….you are the defective part.
What IS it that makes such…interesting people want to run on the Republican Ticket? When they say it’s a big tent party, apparently that tent is pitched outside the rubber wing of the home for the mentally askew. I mean the VIABLE candidates say things that in any other country in the world would get them heavily medicated or a talk show where people compete for prizes by eating live insects…which, when you think about it kind of the same thing as becoming a talking head on Fox News…so there’s your correlation.